BICSI and PSA Security Network Partner to Promote Electronic Safety and Security Training

bicsiBICSI, the association supporting the information technology systems (ITS) industry with information, education and knowledge assessment, has partnered with PSA Security Network® (PSA), the world’s largest electronic security cooperative representing security system integrators, to promote training and credentialing for the electronic safety and security systems industry.

About Both Organizations

BICSI is a professional association supporting the information technology systems (ITS) industry. ITS covers the spectrum of voice, data, electronic safety & security, and audio & video technologies. It encompasses the design, integration and installation of pathways, spaces, fiber- and copper-based distribution systems, wireless-based systems and infrastructure that supports the transportation of information and associated signaling between and among communications and information gathering devices.

PSA Security Network ( is the world’s largest electronic security cooperative with members responsible for over $2 billion annually in security, fire, and life safety installations. These leading security systems integrators specialize in the design, installation, integration, and maintenance of access control, video surveillance, intrusion detection, fire, and life safety systems.

BICSI Electronic Safety and Security (ESS) Designer

The convergence of security systems like access control and surveillance onto the network places much of the responsibility for future security designs into the hands of information technology systems (ITS) professionals. ESS Designer candidates are tested on their ability to understand and apply a vast collection of ESS technology and design information. Those awarded the ESS designation will demonstrate knowledge in:

Principles of security, ESS design process, Access control, Surveillance systems, Intrusion detection systems, Fire detection and alarm systems, Notification, communication and display devices, Special systems, Network security, ESS system integration, Project management, Systems operation and commissioning

Candidates for this designation are tested on the contents of BICSI’s Electronic Safety and Security Design Reference Manual (ESSDRM).

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